Intellectual property (IP) specialist guide Managing Intellectual Property has named White & Case partner Anita Varma (Boston) to its list of the "Top 250 Women in IP." Varma was named to the prestigious list for the second year in a row.
The list of the top 250 women IP practitioners recognizes "the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year," according to Managing Intellectual Property. "During the selection process, we also factored in activities in the IP community and corporate social responsibility initiatives."
The research for determining the Top 250 Women in IP covers contentious and non-contentious IP work and is carried out by an experienced team of research analysts and journalists in Managing Intellectual Property's offices in Hong Kong, London and New York.
Varma is Chair of White & Case's Global Intellectual Property Practice Group. She is qualified to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). Varma provides strategic patent counseling to life sciences industry companies, guiding them through every stage of a product's life cycle. She works with clients in obtaining enforceable claims and supporting them in post-grant proceedings, as well as in developing and executing both offensive and defensive patent strategies. She also conducts strategic review of patent portfolios to identify strengths and weaknesses, and opportunities to minimize threats and maximize revenue.